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Presenting the New ProjectManager.com

ProjectManager.com

ProjectManager.com is well-known as the premier software for planning projects, and with today’s major release, we’re adding powerful new features—transforming our award-winning software into a central hub where teams can work, plan and achieve amazing things together.

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Let me help you manage multiple projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Are you managing multiple projects? And I know I’m not alone. Every week I get emails from project managers who are frustrated with the environment they work in, the progress they are making professionally, their ability to secure management support for their development and their (many) projects.

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Risk Analysis — The Managing Up Secret Weapon

Project Risk Coach

This is a guest article by Dana Brownlee from professionalismmatters.com. One of the most common questions I get when speaking to groups is “How do you deliver a difficult message to/push back on senior leaders – particularly the difficult ones?”

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What Is And How To Manage The Project Management Triple Constraint

The Digital Project Manager

Knowing the triple constraint of time, scope, and cost is fundamental for managing expectations and changes in your digital projects. Here’s everything DPMs need to know about the “Iron Triangle”.

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Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?

Supercharge Idea Output With Starbursting Brainstorming

Project Bliss

Starbursting brainstorming is a structured technique to help your team come up with lots of ideas in many different focus areas. Use this approach to easily guide your team to generate tons of ideas for your product or service. Does the idea of brainstorming make you anxious?

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A paradox of motion

Musings on Project Management

Can't get off the dime? Not motivated? Putting things off? Perhaps Parmenides's clever disciple, Zeno of Elena, has the perfect proof that it's not your fault! He wrote four paradoxes of motion. Consider his "dichotomy paradox" which addresses the infinite divisibility of space: "In order to complete any journey, you must first travel half the distance. But before you can do that, you must Project Management Quotations

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A camel is a horse designed by a committee

Kiron Bondale

The old saying about committees came to mind when I was considering the default approach companies often use to achieving a control objective. Bringing together diverse perspectives can help to reduce bias, but in many cases a simpler approach might result in a better outcome.

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How to Select Your Risk Responses

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Harry Hall from projectriskcoach.com. Risk management is one of the core knowledge areas for project managers. Harry Hall. You’ve identified and assessed your project risks—both threats and opportunities. Now, you are planning your risk responses with your risk owners.

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How to Get Yourself a Project Management Mentor

Online PM Courses

One my best decisions was to get a mentor. We didn’t meet often, or formally, but she made a real difference to my confidence. How can you get yourself one? The post How to Get Yourself a Project Management Mentor appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs.

How to Get More Customers with Email Marketing Automation

ProjectManager.com

Setting up an automated email campaign is just step one in achieving more conversions.

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Knowing more or less

Musings on Project Management

I had thought that the magic of the information age was that it allowed us to know more, but then I realized the magic of the information age is that it allows us to know less It provides us with external cognitive servants silicon memory systems, collaborative online filters, consumer preference algorithms and networked knowledge. We can burden these servants and liberate ourselves David. Project Management Quotations

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How I Failed the 9/80 Work Schedule Experiment

Teamweek

When our marketing lead Emily asked me to try out the 9/80 work schedule experiment, I jumped on board without hesitation. (Or Or maybe I just mumbled a less enthusiastic and a lot more Estonian, “Yeah, ok I can do it.”) I get a Friday off? Enough said!

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Half Agile Isn’t Real Transformation

Leading Agile

A Metaphorical Journey. As we guide clients through organizational Transformation, we apply our System of Transformation incrementally via Expeditions.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

These FREE most popular templates will help you perform your role more efficiently.

Worldwide availability of the 2nd edition of “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” (in various formats)

Gunther Verheyen

In 2013 I accidentally created a book, “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” (subtitled: A Smart Travel Companion). Creating my book, accidentally or otherwise, had many unanticipated (mostly positive) consequences, for which I am very grateful.

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Go Ahead - Ask Sharona About "My Sharona"

Brad Egeland

The woman behind the 1979 hit new-wave song by The Knack has moved on to real estate, but still answers questions about the song almost daily Even now, approaching the 40th anniversary of the biggest single of 1979, Sharona Alperin can’t escape it.

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From Onboarding to Expert: Refining and Optimizing the LiquidPlanner Experience

LiquidPlanner

Previously, we discussed the onboarding and adoption stages that companies go through when they integrate LiquidPlanner into their daily workflow. This week, we’ll be covering the third and final stages: refining and optimization. Refining.

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What is a Work Package? | Video

Online PM Courses

Controlling who does what is a vital part of managing your project. So, what is a Work Package? The post What is a Work Package? Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Project Management in Under 5 Project Scope Management

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Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The place to begin innovating your products and services is by first bringing innovation to your internal process. We'll explore the innovation process including the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies and see how to lead with a clear strategy, well-defined tactics, and an unbiased 360 understanding of perhaps the most fundamental question of all; "why are you innovating?"

Understanding The Problem You’re Trying to Solve With Metrics

Leading Agile

Metrics are important. Tracking work is important. What gets measured gets done.” ” But, if you don’t understand why you’re measuring things, or what the problem you’re trying to solve when you begin measuring things—no amount of metrics is going to help. .

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How to Find Time to Become a Project Manager (Full System)

PM Basics

Before I became a project manager I was a sailor. During one of the voyages, I had a morning shift on the bridge for four months. In 20 minutes after the shift, there was breakfast. So, these 20 minutes were kind of useless. You can’t do anything with them. Except learning.

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The Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe and How a Legend Disappeared for 30 Years

Brad Egeland

The Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe's extraordinary story includes beating Ferrari, bursting up in flames, and spending three decades in a storage unit. f this car could talk, it would describe a road to fame with all the twists and turns of a Hollywood plot.

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The 4 words that show no - or low - empathy

Lynne Cazaly

We know that empathy is a key way to build connections with people, deepen a conversation and strengthen trust. But I wonder.do we too often confuse similarity for empathy? When someone shares a story or situation with you, and you’ve experienced it too, what do you say?

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Get Growth With Partner Integrations

Speaker: Mandy Howard, Product Manager, ServiceTitan

Once your SaaS product hits a certain level of revenue, you'll need to change things up to move past the plateau. One of the ways to do this is to move past your core product and introduce new business streams. If you're strategic about your integrations, you can strengthen your ties to your target market. Join Mandy Howard, Product Manager at ServiceTitan, as she takes you through the three key questions that you need to answer to grow your product with the right partner integrations. Whether you're a start-up, or working on a new product in an enterprise environment, you'll learn how to push through to a new level of growth.

The Best Tools for Project Managers in 2019

Teamweek

A quick search through our blog for the term “tools” will bring up pages and pages of content for you to learn from and read through. But if you’re looking for an up-to-date and current piece of content that discusses the best tools for project managers, you’re in the right place.

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Game of Thrones Characters Around You

Celoxis

Game of Thrones is being hailed as one of the best novel adaptations of modern times and has already won numerous awards and accolades. We encounter a lot of the characters from the series in our day to day lives. They might be people at your home, among your friends or at your workplace.

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Five Steps to Getting a Project Done

LiquidPlanner

You’re eager to start a new project and jump right in without trying to make order out of and find meaning in everything that needs to get done. How much time do you spend scratching your head, wondering what to do next or even how or where to start? Having a good plan is the most important strategy for getting a project done. Here are five steps to help you organize your work so you can sail through the project cycle while spinning your wheels as little as possible.

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Should Your Team Claim Tasks in Sprint Planning?

Brad Egeland

Sprint planning is typically an industrious, productive process. Teams refine the backlog, set a target velocity, select user stories for the upcoming sprint, estimate effort and define tasks. Done correctly, teams leave planning with clear sprint goals and a clean sprint plan. Feels good, right?

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Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

As a product manager, it's your job to realize your product’s vision by executing your chosen strategy. It’s also your job to deliver value to the business. Ultimately, these two outcomes are aligned so the temptation is to focus primarily on business metrics. Doing this can cause you to lose focus on the real value you are trying to achieve, in favor of moving the vanity metrics such as launches and time spent. Join Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor at Product School, as she explains how to use immeasurable success criteria along with your more standard KPIs to deliver products that don't just get used a lot, but deliver real value.

'Any old map will do'

Lynne Cazaly

I wrote earlier about sensemaking and how we need it to collaborate, make decisions and make progress. How do we ‘make sense’, particularly in a group? Currently, we sit around a table, look at each other and talk at each other. It’s so verbal.

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Project Scheduling Techniques to Uplevel Your Productivity

GoSkills

Why having strong project scheduling techniques is important. Project Management

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The top skills every business analyst needs to succeed

Backlog

Nadine Rochester is a technical marketing director at Strategy Execution, a project manager courses provider. With over 20 years’ experience in the global B2B sector, Nadine has demonstrated a passion for cutting-edge technology and an ability to effectively translate client priorities.

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